The Drug Dealer Rick Ross Gets His Own Biopic, Trumping the Rapper Rick Ross


Back in November, when the drug dealer Rick Ross lost a lawsuit against the rapper Rick Ross for misappropriation of his name, Vulture felt pretty bad for the original Rick. Sure, he'd been a world-famous drug dealer once, but people's memories are short, and everyone really liked the new Ross's latest album. Clearly, one assumed, in this battle for cultural import, the rapper Rick Ross would be undefeatable. Well, not so fast! Confirmed today: a biopic on old Rick Ross, to be directed by Nick Cassavetes (yes, director of The Notebook but also co-writer of Blow). The movie will focus on Ross's rise to infamy and his part in the Iran-Contra Affair — and sounds great. Your move, new Rick Ross! [Reuters via Playlist]